A lot of people who have pets find that they love them as much as some family members! There is a lot of extra work involved with owning a puppy though. Dogs require thorough training. Use these tips on a consistent basis and you will see a trained dog in no time at all.
You need to reward your dog to be successful. If you give your dog some treats at the proper time, they will respond to training. A dog quickly forgets his actions, so you must reward him immediately to reinforce his behaviors.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog’s training routine. Dogs can easily get bored. When dogs are bored they are difficult to train. Your dog needs proper exercise to function to his highest potential. Make long walks or daily runs a part of your routine that you and your dog can look forward to.
Consistency is the key to puppy crate training. When you allow the puppy to come out of the crate, you have to immediately and without fail give him the chance to relieve his bladder. The dog will grow his bladder so he can hold it for longer and longer this way.
Train your dog on a regular basis to make sure he understands the rules of the house. Often dog owners will stop enforcing the rules that their dog learned in their training courses. Pets are just like humans, in that they follow habitual routines. It’s important to be consistent with the rules for your dog.
Don’t bother with shock collars. In addition to being very expensive, they usually do not work as well as the more traditional training techniques. Also, using devices such as shock collars can restrain your dog while discouraging good behavior. Trying things akin to this will only cause harm to your relationship with your dog.
When you are approaching an unfamiliar dog, be sure to approach slowly and offer the dog the back of your hand to sniff. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
Be patient when training a dog. Using patience helps prevent frustration for both you and the dog. Your dog wants to make you happy, but sometimes it just does not understand you.
Take the tips you have just learned and get busy training your dog. Exercise patience with the dog and be certain to praise proper behavior. Use the techniques from this article to help your dog become trained.